The Polyplanter can precisely sow most uncoated seeds with precision accuracy. The Polyplanter uses a Monsem vacuum seed unit. Its precision includes the singulation of seeds from the size of pepper seeds to as large as lima beans. The Monosem does a great job in holding the seed to the seed plate –even seeds that are not uniformly standard in size. With a planting head that is 80”, the following spacings can be achieved:
1 point =80″ spacing 2 points =40″ spacing 3 points =26″ spacing
4 points =20″ spacing 5 points =16″ spacing 6 points =13″ spacing
8 points =10″ spacing 10 points =8″ spacing 12 points = 6.5″ spacing 15 points = 5.25″ spacing
A six point wheel can easily be converted to a three point, simply by removing some points and changing the seed plate. Seeds like cucumbers, for example, can also be precision dropped 1, 2, or 3 seeds at a time per point if desired.
During seeding, the seeder heads puncture planting holes into the plastic instead of being torn so that there are no flaps. Also the seeds are planted in the middle of the hole for excellent seed placement. Depth adjustment is simply regulated by adjusting the packing wheel and the downward by a tension spring, The Polyplanter can be built to seed through 3 rows of plastic at the same time and on raised beds as high as 12″. Also it can be made to lay the plastic and plant at the same time.